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Oct 22, 2012 9:00am PDT
, it's really this issue of is romney presidential in a way that he could lead the u.s. on the world stage? we've seen an ad and a memo out today from the obama campaign trying to paint him as belacose, as not ready, and we expect president obama is going to be doing that tonight here in florida. >> one of the other big issues likely to come up tonight is iran. over the weekend i see your "times" article saying the u.s. and tehran had agreed to one-on-one talks about iran's nuclear program after the election. u.s. will deny that. a lot of people might say what's wrong -- regardless, can the president make the case that his strategy on iran is working or does this give mitt romney an opening? >> you know, the answer may be yes to both of those. obviously president obama would make his case that these are the toughest sanctions ever, and that they have been working. you just look at iran's economy. you look at the value of iran's currency, which has plummeted, and he can say the sanctions are working, but, obviously, governor romney can say they're not really shifting iran to changing
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Oct 10, 2012 9:00am PDT
demanding answers about that attack at the u.s. consulate in libya that left the ambassador and two other americans dead. the attack defendant's exhibit happen the way the obama administration initially said it may have. this violence does not start with a span takenus protest over a now notorious saent islam film. let's get straight to some of the details now. jill dougherty joining us now from the u.s. state department. what are they expected to set straight? >> very interesting reading. some of these documents. there are statements coming out by the key people who will be testifying today. they -- i have been reading through them, and i think there were a couple of very important moments. that came essentially from the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, and in the testimony by ambassador patrick kennedy, which we expect to hear, he says that any official who was in -- was testifying at that particular time that she did, which was on the 16th five days later, the 16th of september, five days after the attack, would have said the very same thing. it was based on the information that was
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
lawmakers he got no support after asking for more help at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he was testifying at a congressional hearing, investigating the terrorist attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. listen to what eric nordstrom told the oversight committee. >> i was criticized and somehow it was my responsibility to come up with a plan on the ground and not the responsibility for ds. i raised that specific point in a meeting with the ds director in march, that 60 days, there was no plan and it was hope that everything would get better. >> let's go now to foreign affairs reporter elise labott. this was quite a heated hearing. >> it was. basically there was so much political grandstanding, don, it was really hard to get at what was really important that eric nordstrom and lieutenant colonel andy wood, the top security support team official saying, listen, we kept talking to the state department, asking them for resources and we got the feeling that until there was an attack, we weren't going to get any resources. eric nordstrom, finishing t
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
about that. >>> also, very strong words and a warning from the top u.s. commander in afghanistan about those deadly insider attacks on american troops. you'll hear what -- you'll hear general john allen say he's mad at hell about it. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. >>> it is 15 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now, a woman cut off from government assistance after officials discovered she had won $1 million in the state lottery was found dead this weekend of an apparent drug overdose. 25-year-old amanda clayton was charged with welfare fraud earlier this year after she hit the $1 million jackpot. her boyfriend said she'd been tormented by all the problems that came with winning. >>> notorious bank robbers bonnie an
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
lying for the syrian regime. ivan watson, cnn, istanbul. >> ivan watson, thank you. >>> u.s. consulate attacked, ambassador killed and now some lawmakers were demanding ansers from the obama administration over what exactly happened and that includes congressman jason chaffetz who just returned from libya. he'll join me live and tell me what he discovered next. it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management >>> it has been almost a month now since four americans were killed in libya, u.s. ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer shawn smith and former navy s.e.a.l.s glen woods and brian doherty. no one is forgetting about the sacrifice they made. >> you can imagine how i felt when i found out that he was one of the two former navy s.e.a.l.s killed in benghazi on september 11th and it touched me, obviously, as i recognize t
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Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
whether or not over time we are creating jobs. we're adding jobs to the u.s. economic landscape. the unemployment rate measures something different. that's a set of phone calls that go to people's houses to find out whether they're employed, whether they work at home, whether they're self-employed. it's a less reliable number because it shifts and measures different things on an ongoing basis. the number of jobs created minus jobs loss is an absolute number over time. if you look back, we were losing on average about 750,000 jobs a month. it started to get better through 2009, 2010, we saw a census bump that created jobs in the beginning of the year. then we saw a drop off. from the middle of 2010 onward, we have been creating jobs. the most important thing, though, out of today's numbers is not the drop in the unemployment, this weekend's numbers is not the drop in the unemployment rate. it's the addition of jobs in the previous two months. july and august, we added 86,000 more jobs than we thought we had. that is typical to see the numbers revived, so bottom line as you walk away f
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Oct 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
americans. as well as four other men are being extradited to the u.s.. 2005 them are accused of fundraising for the taliban and rebels in 1999 and the east african bombings that left 265 people dead. >> that was dan webber reporting. senior u.n. correspondent richard roth joining me live from new york. al masri is scheduled to be in court today. what's the latest we're hearing about that. >> reporter: supposed to be his first proceeding through the legal system, timing not known yet. this is in downtown manhattan not far from the scene of 9/11, and the defendant has been praise worthy of what occurred on september 11th, 2001, and he's also been accused as dan rivers talked about on those 11 terror related charges in the uk of inciting violence and terrorism. he did not want to come here, neither did the four other men who flew in on two planes at 2:30 in the morning eastern time. they feared conditions in prison here in the united states, his attorneys in the uk said he's not well, he's got very physical and emotional other issues. >> meantime one of the other suspects, the fath
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Oct 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
nonhodgkin's lymphoma. specter was the longest serving u.s. senator from pennsylvania. he's being remembered as a fearless fighter who courageous youly backed cancer and stood up for the things he believed in. senator patrick leahy, thank you so much for joining us, our condolences to all those who loved, respected and knew arrest listen spector, what do you suppose his legacy will be? >> i think that in many ways he'll be remembered as being a senator's senator. and before that sounds like too much inside baseball, i was walking along the road by our home here in vermont today and i was thinking he was like the vermont republican senators we see, people who strongly believe in their party, but believe in their country first, and if it came to a question of following party orders or following what was best for the country, he always went with the country first, which is what senators are supposed to do. and i think that's why sometimes members of his own party consider him very unpredictable and he was unpredictable because he cared about the people more than his own party. >> he was both a
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00am PDT
world in 60 minutes. here's what's going on right now. >> people w work at the u.s. embassy in yemen for more than 20 years shot dead. men on motorcycles, they ambushed his car, and she they killed him. officials in yemen say it looks like the work of al qaeda. more of what we know about the killing and why he may have in justple of minutes, revelation teammates of superstar cyclist lance armstrong. one says we hid from doping tests. he said armstrong had & his teammates, they were part of the most sophisticated and successful doping program in cycling history. the agency says 11 cyclists came forward to admit their use of banned performance enhancing drugs. we'll have more on that later in the hour, but, first, a new jobs report that really surprised a lot of folks, including a lot of economists who just found out this morning the number of americans filing new unemployment claims plummeted last week. fell by 30,000. that is 339,000. it is the lowest level in the past four and a half years. many economists predicted the number of claims would actually go up. >>> ere are a number of
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
u.s. has not sought to arm the rebels is because some of those rebels may be totally opposed to the united states, maybe closer to al qaeda, for example, than to the united states, so once you start arming rebels in a major way, you're not sure where those weapons are going to wind up, and that's been the big concern of the obama administration right now. how do you make sure that the weapons you provide rebels are really going to the good guys as it were as opposed to the potential bad guys and that's not an easy question to answer. >> never. in fact, we have countless examples where this has gone awry. hold the thought for a moment. if you could stand by, i have a lot more questions i need to ask you. in the meantime as the news continues to break, i want to check in now on mitt romney who spent the weekend campaigning in florida before heading to virginia. that's where today's live event is about to take place and our national political correspondent jim acosta is live on the campaign trail. he is live in lexington, virginia, where the foreign policy speech will take place. i und
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Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
debate between president obama and mitt romney. the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, the one that left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador, provided much fodder for political attacks recently, especially during the sunday talk shows. >> there was no way that you could believe ten days after the attack it was based on a riot that occurred. there was no riot at all. to say that you are either very incompetent or -- >> we don't need wing-tipped cowboys. we don't need shoot from the hip diplomacy, and when mitt romney first responded to what was going on in libya, his own party called him out for insensitivity. >> he was responding to egypt. >> no, no, no. let me be clear. he was responding to libya, and he has done nothing but politicize this issue when what we need to do is find out what happened and do that as americans, not as democrats and republicans. >> and cnn political director mark preston joining us now from the debate site at hofstra university. mark, this, of course, is the town hall format. different than the previous. how much do you
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Oct 15, 2012 2:00pm EDT
30 years in the u.s. senate, most of the time as a moderate, reach across the aisle kind of republican. when his centrist view lost favor with the gop, specter switched parties. listen as he makes that announcement. >> prospects for weighing a republican primary are bleak. i am not prepared to have my 29-year record in the united states senate decided by the pennsylvania republican primary electorate. >> in 2010, he lost the democratic primary, but did not give up. the former republican who once sat on the warren commission supported abortion rights, opposed his party by opposing robert bork's bid for the supreme court, but supported clarence thomas, the republican who openly criticized his party from impeaching president clinton took an unexpected career turn. >> i've been in the senate for 30 years, practicing comedy. >> yep, arlen specter gave comedy a try. comedy of the stand-up kind. and i had the chance to interview arlen specter when he was working the comedy circuit and he used the same 30 years in politics line with me. this was a guy dubbed snarling arlen on capito
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Oct 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
. nice to have you with us. it is 11:00 here on the east coast and 8:00 on the west coast. so u.s. coasters and all you late sleepers on the east coast, you are not, in fact, waking up in a time warp this morning. though you may wonder when your eyes fall on this. the u.s. jobless rate for september. that's not a typo, folks. no way, no how. 7.8%, .3% lower than the number back in august. and the lowest number since january '09. the month president obama took office. actual jobs added, less of a bombshell here, only 114,000. most of them in health care, transportation, financial services. manufacturing jobs actually took a hit last month. 16,000 of them gone in the manufacturing sector. but why would i crunch these numbers when we have the expert in the business, ali velshi, joining me live. let's leave politics out of it. let's talk numbers, facts, sheer numbers and what they s about our economy today. >> you actually put the perfect point on it. 114,000 jobs created doesn't blow the lights out. the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1% to 7.8%. it is interesting. i have long said,
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
presidential race 13 days before the election. they involve the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and new questions about what the white house knew and when it knew it. as you might remember, the obama administration has been under fire for being slow to label the military-like siege an act of terrorism. four americans died in that attack, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. here's the latest. cnn has obtained government e-mails showing that just two hours -- just two hours after the attack, both the fbi and the state department were told that anise llamaist group was taking credit. here is one of those e-mails. embassy tripol ireports the group claimed responsibility on facebook and twitter and has called for an attack on embassy tripoli. the chairman of the house intelligence committee. >> this is clearly a place where they had wanted to have some terrorist success on the compound. what you saw in e-mails in that real time was a real description. if you notice, there was no talk of demonstrations or other things. it was clearly very early identi
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
closely and finding out what the butler, what happens to the butler next. thank you very much. u.s. government has reportedly been holding secret meetings about the growing threat of al qaeda in north africa. we'll look at how serious that threat is. >>> a fight against al qaeda has the u.s. increasingly focused on north africa. "the washington post" reports the white house has been holding secret meetings to examine this threat and considers for the first time to launch unilateral strikes in the region. peter, you know the area very well. we've seen mali, tunisia, library area lot of problems developing with al qaeda and terrorists. do you believe that the administration is now looking at that area in a very different way and that there's an increased threat? >> reporter: well, "the washington post" piece certainly indicates that there's been secret meetings to kind of consider the possibility of strikes in the region and i think that sort of speaks for itself. the administration doesn't want to be caught flat footed as it was with al qaeda in the arabian pen and christmas day 200
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
war. the u.s. death toll has reached 2,000. we are seeing more of these so-called green-on-blue tacks. inside attacks by afghan soldiers and police officers. when i last talked to general john allen last we're in after stab, he was a lot more optimistic. well, now the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, he is angry. very angry. here's what he told "60 minutes" last night. >> i'm mad as hell to be honest with you. we're going to get after it. it reverb rates everywhere cruise the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> hmm. very powerful words. afghan president hamid karzai is calling these attacks sad. he says terrorism in his country has increased, not decreased. as we take a moment to reflect the losses in afghanistan, there is now another brazen suicide bomb attack to tell you about. 14 people now dead. three of those victims nato service members. it happened today in the country's volatile eastern region. the taliban is claiming responsibility. i want to bring in journalist ben farmer. he is covering the sto
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Oct 15, 2012 8:00am PDT
than japan and 25% more productive than germany. and that's a big advantage for the u.s. and over the last 40 years, the u.s. has produced two and a half times as much in terms of manufacturing value added as we did with 30% less workers. >> so it's not true? we don't have the skills issue i keep hearing, the skills gap problem that is a big crisis? >> we've looked at the basics and we have a less than 1% gap in terms of total unemployment and 8% gap in very high skilled jobs. we don't need to bring a lot of workers in. >> we're just popping this up on our screen right now. the labor gap is not nationwide but it's localized. what does that mean? >> there's a few places where the skills gap is severe. places like baton rouge. miami is another city. there are five, six cities where we have fairly substantial skills gap. for the most part the country does not have a skills gap. >> what about the fact that we have an aging baby boomer population and as they jump out of the workforce, do we have a problem coming out of the pike or leaving the pike? >> that's a big problem. we are basically
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. libyan officials here have praised the obama's administration response to the attack and have you wowed to work together with the united states to bring the perpetrators to justice and to confront the rising islamic extremist threats in the eastern part of the country. but officials also at the same time have said that this is a very thin line. if the united states were to take any action that would infringe on libya's national sovereignty, that could be damaging to relations between both countries and cause internal turmoil. >> of course lots of questions for mitt romney about that foreign policy plan, the new polls, the debate performance, and today our wolf blitzer has a live interview with mitt roy in that at 6:00 p.m. eastern only on cnn. and thursday it's the vice presidential debate. live coverage starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 pacific. >>> his nickname is fearless felix. he's getting ready to jump from the edge of space. 23 miles above the globe to be exact. felix baumgartner is getting ready to plummet to the earth to
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
most drivers are paying 50 cents more than just a week ago. >>> u.s. officials tried for years to get a muslim cleric brought here from britain to stand trial on terrorism charges. today, that man and four others arrived in the united states. they were formally extradited and the wheels of justice are turning. richard roth with details from new york. >> reporter: it didn't take long after extradition for the accused terrorist to appear in a u.s. court. the one-eyed bearded fiery cleric didn't say much as the 11 federal charges against him were read out. with an attorney by his side he offered a simple "i do" when asked to confirm a financial court form he had filled out. his major concern was about his ability to live in the u.s. prison system. his attorney asked the government to return two prosthetics taken from him as he flew with other suspects from the uk to new york. his attorney said without the limbs, he won't be able to function in a civilized manner. he fought extradition for years in the uk and europe and is accused in a 1998 kidnapping in yemen, plotting to put a terro
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Oct 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
yesterday. namely, eric nordstrom, the top u.s. security official in libya months before the attack had asked the state department for additional security. those requests were denied. and the state department official who actually handled those requests, charlene lamb, said that she did. and i think another thing that came out that was kind of interesting is that even as the republicans were charging that there wasn't enough security at the post, democrats did make an interesting point that under the house-controlled congress, there was, under republican controlled congress, sorry, there was a lot of budget cuts in the state department and embassy security. >> why she -- glad you brought that up. yesterday, serious accusations about not having enough assets and resources in place to protect our people. soledad o'brien asked right here on cnn, didn't you vote to cut the funding for embassy security ji he said, yes. absolutely, we have to make choices and priorities. where do we go from here? we have a lot of people overseas, on missions and embassies. are they safe and have we made progr
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Oct 21, 2012 7:00pm PDT
this report from "the new york times" about how the u.s. has been in discussions about having one-on-one meetings with iran right after the elections. now, the administration has said that that, in fact, is not true. mitt romney was asked about it and he chose not to address the question. lindsay graham was on the talk shows this morning and he talked about it. >> i think the iranians are taking advantage of our election cycle to continue. they continue to enrich. >> reporter: won't just be about iran. it's going to be about afghanistan and pakistan. it's going to be about the new middle east and the new threat of terror from that region and china, the looming giant, of course, across the sea, across the ocean that the united states has to pay close attention to. >> mark, thank you very much. cnn is your choice for the third and final presidential debate. our live coverage begins monday night at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> chaos in the streets of lebanon. we'll tell you why protesters clashed with security forces. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military fam
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Oct 24, 2012 9:00am PDT
be a long time in tallahassee, and then it would wind up at the u.s. supreme court. >> this is going to be very, very close, by all accounts. one other scenario that's possible that could happen, you need 270 electoral votes to be elected. there are ways, scenarios, where each candidate winds up with 269. 269, 269. no one gets the required 270. the constitution does have a formula who would be the next president if it is a tie. >> yeah. that was a rough going for weeks or so hanging out. i was at west palm covering the chads, the hanging chads, and the painstaking effort of actually counting those ballots, but real quick here, wolf, i want to talk about breaking news story. the des moines register interviewed the president earlier in the month. it was previously established he was going to be off the record. well, today the president's team changed their mind, allowed the paper to go ahead and publish this. he laid out some of his plans for possible second term. why do you think the switch happened here? because he got a lot of criticism for actually off the record because norm
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Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the u.s. is the fiscal cliff, and economists say we can go into a recession if the spending cuts and tax increases kick in all at once in january. that kind of uncertainty is freezing businesses from doing any hiring. >> alison kosik, thank you. "cnn newsroom" continues now with brooke baldwin. >> thank you so much. hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin. so exciting. seven hours and counting until the presidential debate tonight. mitt romney, he is gaining in two swing states. could this be romney's springboard? romney has whittled the president's lead, take a look. he's whittled the president's lead in the two percentage points in virginia. this is according to a poll released today by marist college, the wall street journal and also nbc news. two-point lead for obama, that's down five points last month. keep in mind we're talking virginia, that's 13 electoral votes there. and check it out, similar story for you in florida. 29 electoral votes there. now, a one-point, one-point lead for obama, down from four points in september. we should mention here that poll shows the president still w
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Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
us. former u.s. senator arlen specter has lost his long battle with cancer. the lawmaker died today at his home in philadelphia. he was 82 years old. specter served 30 years in the cincinna senate, that's longer than any other senator in the state of pennsylvania. president obama said arlen specter was always a fighter, from his days stamping out couption as a prosecutor t his three decades of service in the senate. arlen was fiercely independent never putting party or ideology ahead of the people he was chosen to serve. >>> one of those who knew arlen specter well and covered him on capitol hill, cnn chief political correspondent candy crowley. he was also known as snarling arlen. >> he believed what he believed. he could be cranky, he didn't mush li much like -- he didn't suffer fools. he was a very smart guy. the history that he covered in his career, not just the senate, i think he was there for like 30 years, but the history, he's on the warren commission, he was one of the attorneys for the warren commission who looked into the jfk assassination, just the time he spent, all th
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Oct 8, 2012 1:00am PDT
meningitis outbreak in the u.s. has grown one-third in just 24 hours. the cdc is confirming 91 cases in 9 states, including 7 deaths. 27 cases since yesterday. nearly half of the new cases in michigan. meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroid injections used to ease back and neck pain. the company that issued the injections have issued a recall for all its products. >>> it's after 9:00 at night in venezuela, where most of the polls are open. polls are open as long as people are waiting in line to vote. hugo chavez is trying to win another term as venezuela's president. >>> and now, to come very disturbing video from the syrian war. some viewers, particularly children, may want to look away. here it is. we're told you see this person running is a syrian boy. and he was hit by sniper fire in aleppo. cnn cannot confirm the video's authenticity. this video shows an air force going down in a suburb. a report says at least 100 people were killed today. >>> and the south alabama university, following the shooting of this student. a campus police officer shot and killed him a
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Oct 14, 2012 10:00pm PDT
one of the giants of the u.s. senate. pennsylvania senator arlen specter died today. he represented longer than anyone in the state's history. he was 82 years old. a side of the senator you haven't seen before, stand up comedian. >>> a wounded teenage activist who stood up to the taliban inspired a huge rally. tens of thousands of people gathered to support the 14-year-old who blogged about the right of girls to get an education. al taliban members tried to assassinate here on tuesday but she's in stable condition. the mosque has extensive damage after the army set fire to it. parts date back to the 12th century. opposition forces say another 220 people had been killed across syria. >>> the space shuttle endevour once soared 123 miles into space. it finally arrived at the california center after crawling across l.a. over three days. >>> just 23 days until the election and the presidential candidates are hard to find. we barely got a glimpse of them. they are getting ready for tuesday's debate. mark preston is on site at the university. my question is does president obama still have
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
that as new facts have become available, u.s. intelligence has changed what it's telling the obama administration. let's listen. >> as they learn more facts about exa what happened, they changed their assessment. that's why there is also an investigation headed by tom pickering, a leading diplomat from the reagan years, who is doing investigation as to whether or not there are any lapses, what the lapses were, so they will never happen again. >> and they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> we hear the pronoun he's using, it is we. many of the -- many agree the bo bone of contention is the we were not told the u.s. diplomats needed more security before the fatal attack on september 11th. romney didn't say which state department official that be with. he didn't say specifically which testimony. let's start with that. can you discern what romney was talking about when he said biden contradicted that sworn testimony? >> well, i would say number one that is probably a reference to eric nordstrom, w
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
u.s. border patrol agents have been shot in southern arizona and we have now learned that one of those agents has died from his gunshot wounds. the fbi and cochise sheriff's office, near the area where border patrol agent involved in that fast and furious program was shot and killed, brian terry. we'll have much more on this story, much more information in the next two hours of newsroom. >>> also this morning, it sounds like something out of a nightmare. imagine being on a plane and having your seat detach from the floor mid flight. it's happened at least twice in the past two weeks. >> we don't want that thing flying around with passengers behind them. >> last night a flight had to return. and emergency landing at jfk in new york after three seats detached from the floor during the flight. the plane was in the air. our affiliate wplg's ross pal palumbo has more. >> reporter: passengers call it chaos. american airlines climbing into the sky with seats suddenly coming loose. >> the seats flipped backwards. it was actually a complete nightmare. >> reporter: the nightmare for her started
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Oct 31, 2012 11:00am PDT
50 lives in the u.s. and one in canada. a woman who was hit by storm-tossed debris, damage is expected to run into tens of billions of dollars. and today, a new challenge, looters breaking into businesses. >> people coming out with all kinds of stuff, everything. whatever you can think of, from juice and sodas, waters, cigarettes, tvs, anything you can think of, they were getting it. >> 9,000 people spent the night in red cross shelters spread across 13 states. national guard troops arrived overnight and are rescuing families trapped by floodwaters in hoboken, new jersey. we learned today that the navy is sending three amphibious landing ships to the coast of new york and new jersey in case they're needed. president obama stopped by fema headquarters in washington before heading to new jersey to join governor chris christie to tour the damage caused by sandy. we're going to get to that in a moment. buses and ferries are running and bridges into manhattan are now open. the nation's largest subway system is still water logged. limited subway and rail service begins tomorrow. one
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
can bet a topic to debate, what went down on libya? as you know, these four american weres killed. u.s. ambassador chris stevens, sean smith and two u.s. security officers. a government oversight committee grilled state department officials and diplomatic security officers for close to four hours yesterday. i want to go the deputy manager of the obama campaign, stephanie cutter, she is live there at the debate site in kentucky. stephanie, welcome back. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> no doubt this has absolutely turned in to a political circus, whatever political aisle you're looking at. but how do you explain the mixed messages coming from the administration? >> well, look. you know, the administration has been open and honest from day one about the mbenbenghazi atta. as more information has become available, they've made that information available to the american people and to members of congress. but, you know, when a crisis occurs, when an attack occurs, that information is gathered and over time it's more clear what happened. and i think that's the case here. and, you know
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
this means. a reporter: we learned the u.s. 2% pace july through september, better than the 7%s surveyed and were expecting. you can look at the chart for some perspective here. coming as a nice surprise to wall street. better than the secondquarter. biggest reason growth picked up, americans are spending more. that has to encourage investors who have been worried about a slowdown in europe all week long and the affect that'sy having american companies. housing sector also a bright spot as was the federal spending. plenty bogging down the u.s. economy. businesses aren't spenngexporti. confirming what we heard from the likes of caterpillar and dupont. >> how are the markets reacting? >> stock futures are pointing lower but improved significantly after the report. 30-point drop at the open for dow,et100-point tumble we were looking at earlier. disappointing earnings from amazon and apple. but the main focus is on the gdp reading. you mentioned the election before. this could help president obama's message that the economy is improving, but growth is still way too weak to meaningfu
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Oct 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
start drilling in the u.s. rather than buying outsourced oil. linda, what do they plan to do about the deadly problem of gun violence in this country, how to make it harder for dangerous people to get them. thanks for your comments. facebook.com/carolcnn if you want to continue the conversation. i'm carol costell you. thank y thank you for being with me. "cnn newsroom" continues now with ashleigh banfield. >>> most important, anticipation of the first face-off is a mile high. in ten short hours, the president and his republican challenger are going to share this stage for 90 minutes of give and take on issue number one. and a few other domestic policy flashpoints as well. the economy is due to take up three of the six segments that are laid out for tonight, with one segment each devoted to health care, the role of government and leadership/governing style. and by a pretty wide margin going in right now, the voters expect president obama is going to outdebate his opponent, but both men have taken great pains to downplay their own chances, downplay the expectations. our dan lothian i
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Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm PDT
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Oct 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
caracas now. why the presidential election so importa important particularly for the u.s.? >> reporter: well, it may not be something that people think of, but what happens in this country could affect us when we go to the gas station. venezuela remains the country with the largest proven reserves in the world. that is the largest producer of oil in the western rehemisphere and and acts for 8% to 9% of gas stoeld in the united states. he's a critic of the united states, more notably againstle elm peer yalists and some excuses from nationalizing the steel industry to the oil industry. and so a change here would mean a lot for the united states, in many different was. not just oil and energy companies but in our relations with south america in general. >> would election results come in a matter of hours or perhaps days after polls close? >> reporter: hopefully not days. they have a very organized election system here. the line-ups have been long, i can tell you that. by the same token they expect results in the wee hours. you know, perhaps six or seven hours from now we should know what'
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Oct 13, 2012 11:00am EDT
him in four of those races as part of the u.s. postal service team. he's one of ten former teammates who have accused armstrong of doping. a report by the anti-doping agency says there is overwhelming evidence armstrong used illegal drugs. >> the first time i ever blood doped was with lance. it was certainly for lance basically. i blood doped myself. it was done by the team, but it was done for the tour de france, so i could be a good teammate for lance armstrong. a lot of that -- he wanted you to be riding at your best in the biggest races. for lance, it was all about winning the tour de france. >> armstrong denies he ever doped. his attorney calls it all a witch hunt. >>> shocking allegations about a zumba exercise instructor. alexis wright is accused of using her fitness studio to run a prostitution ring in maine. prosecutors say the 29-year-old woman had sex with dozens of men with the help of her business partner. she faces 106 counts of various prostitution charges. both wright and her business partner have pleaded not guilty. >>> and michael vick is a dog owner again. he serve
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Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
supports hezbollah has no comment. >>> a massive march protesting u.s. drone strikes in pakistan came to an abrupt halt today. a convoy 100 vehicles deep got to the tribal region when they were stopped. officials said the road block was put in place for security reasons. they sought to call attention to the end of the u.s. drone strikes in the region. >>> the men hoping to become next in line to the presidency take their turn debating. how the good news about the unemployment rate may change the approach of both candidates? that's next. >>> don't forget, you can stay connected and watch cnn live on your computer from work, just go to cnn.com/tv. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row.
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Oct 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
times" about how the u.s. has been in discussions about having one-on-one meetings with iran right after the elections. now, the administration, don, has said that that, in fact, is not true, that there's no agreement. mitt romney was asked about it today. he chose not to even address the question, but one of his surrogates, lindsay graham, was on the talk show this is morning, and he did. >> well, i think the iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle to continue to talk. as we talk with the iranians, whether it's bilaterally or unilaterally, they continue to enrich. >> and there you have lindsay graham this morning talking about how iran perhaps is maybe trying to influence the elections. as athena said, won't just be about iran, it's going to be about afghanistan and pakistan. it's going to be the new middle east and the new threat of terror from that region and china, the looming giant, of course, across the sea, across the ocean, that the united states has to pay close attention to. don? >> mark preston, soothsayer, looking into the future for us. thank you ve
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Oct 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
for a grieving widow who says her husband was killed on a lake that straddles the u.s./mexico border. the arrest of the 2-year-old case a complete t-of-the blue shock. investigators say this man, suspected mexican drug cartel leader, is linked to the killing on falcon lake. the victim's body has never been found n. money news, sharing the $1.2 million peace prize in physics, cited for ground breaking work on manipulating individual particles, lowering the prize money by 20%, citing turbulence in the money markets. >>> beatles will get a chance to see another side of john lennon, personal letters of him scolding paul mccartney and even a fan who criticized yoko ono. granted hunter davies permission to publish the john lennon letters. >>> the political blog "politico" is calling it the romney rebellion. his son, tag, and his wife, ann, are on a mission to expose the real mitt. romney's oldest son, quote, has been making sure that his father's environment is such that he's relaxed when he goes up to do things and making sure that he's not over programmed and is protected from the cacoph
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
wanted terrorist and offering $50,000 reward. they say the man is a u.s. citizen who grew up near boston and may be live in syria. the fbi say he sought training to kill u.s. troops overseas. >>> on the subject of syria. the country is apparently apologizing for shelling that crossed the border and hit a town in turkey. take a look at the damage to this home. five people died in the artillery fire. turkey still shooting back at syrian troops morning and turkey government passed a resolution for troops to go into syria if necessary. with me is cnn international correspondent nic robertson. how worried should we be that this will turn into something bigger? >> it is escalating. i don't think we expect turkey to go to war, not their intention and not the support for the prime minister to do that but put syria on notice. do it again and there will be serious repercussions that will come back to you. >> who in syria is responsible for, you know, for what is happening in turkey? >> i think the best -- we don't know the details, we really don't. i think it's unlikely the syrian governmen
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Oct 26, 2012 2:00pm EDT
pouring in here for the u.s. senate race in virginia. the winner there could be the difference between which party controls the senate next year. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. prand you're seeing that rightno quit in amnow.a... over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it
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Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
disrupted by jordan's intelligence department. the source told cnn the u.s. embassy in ahmmman appeared to the target. 11 suspects associated with al qaeda's ideology are in custody, all suspects are jordanian citizens who moved in and out of syria. other targets reportedly included shopping centers, neighborhoods, and diplomats. the name 9/11 "2" suggests the plot was set for november 9th, the seventh anniversary of the last attack in jordan. >>> the candidates for president hours away from going at it in one final debate. this is with a full focus on foreign policy. >>> new information about cuba's fidel castro. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn
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